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Victory Is Your Duty [electronic resource]: Boxing as a Policy Tool in Cuba

WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
For decades, boxing has held a special place of honor in Cuban society-not least because Fidel Castro deployed the nation's athletes as an unconventional tool of foreign and domestic policy. This Wide Angle report goes inside the Havana Boxing Academy-the first time a foreign film crew has been permitted-to follow future Olympians, hand-picked from the age of nine, as they fight their way into shape to become the standard bearers of La Revolucion. Their journey to the national championships reveals that victory is not just their hope; it is their duty. In addition, Andy Gomez, Senior Fellow at the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about Cuba's post-Fidel era and the future of U.S./Cuban relations.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
57 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 05, 2007.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Boxing as a policy tool in Cuba
Related Title
Wide angle (Television program)
Series
The Wide Angle Collection: Human Stories, Global Issues
Contents
  • The Havana Boxing Academy (2:21)
  • A Young Athlete at the Havana Boxing Academy (2:40)
  • Pressure to Win at the Havana Boxing Academy (1:53)
  • Coaching at the Havana Boxing Academy (1:28)
  • Living and Training at the Havana Boxing Academy (2:13)
  • Young Cuban Athletes Celebrate Castro's Birthday (2:25)
  • A Young Cuban Boxer Visits His Family (2:16)
  • Poverty and Pressure to Become a Champion (2:00)
  • A Young Boxer Wants to Quit (3:15)
  • When Cuban Boxers Defect (2:50)
  • Fidel Castro's Achievements: Health and Education (1:52)
  • Training Intensifies at the Havana Boxing Academy (2:00)
  • The Havana Boxing Academy: Fighting to Make the Team (2:28)
  • The Havana Boxing Academy: Hard Choices and Emotional Goodbyes (2:25)
  • The Havana Boxing Academy's Rivals (2:20)
  • Young Cuban Boxers Prepare to Fight (2:29)
  • The Havana Boxing Academy Competes for Cuba's National Championship (3:00)
  • The Havana Boxing Academy Wins a National Championship (5:42)
  • Cuba's Socialist Revolution (2:55)
  • Cuba's Future After Fidel Castro (4:30)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2007.
Publisher no.
  • 37083s Films Media Group
  • 37632 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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